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The Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library is a community resource of immense value. The local history and genealogy collection was first established in the Santa Rosa Central Library’s California Room. In 1993, the collection was moved to a separate building located adjacent to the Central Library and commonly referred to as the “Annex.” In 2002, the Sonoma County Library Commission, governing board of the county-wide library system, adopted a new mission statement for the local history and genealogy division and renamed it the Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library. Services, resources, and technologies continue to grow to meet the demands of those we serve.

Some of the resources available include: 
  • Personalized one-on-one instruction in historical and genealogical research
  • Over 40,000 photographs, many of which are available online as part of the Sonoma Heritage Collections
  • A comprehensive collection of Sonoma County historical works, county, family, and property histories
  • Access to the Sonoma County Archives which hold many of Sonoma County’s earliest court, naturalization and tax records
  • The Sonoma County History Index which has thousands of references to County events, places and people
  • Santa Rosa newspapers on microfilm from 1857 through 1969, as well as other county newspapers for various locations and dates
  • Wide ranging newspaper clipping files
  • The California Indian Library Collection
  • On-line subscriptions to HeritageQuest, Ancestry.com, GenealogyBank and the San Francisco Chronicle 1865-1922
  • Select California city directories and voter registrations
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
  • Indexes to local cemetery, marriage, birth, death and militia records
Contact Information:

History & Genealogy
Sonoma County Library
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 308-3212
Email: Katherine J. Rinehart, M.A., Manager, at krinehart@sonomalibrary.org

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Vols. 1-2 originally published separately: St. Andrews, Scotland, 1994-1995
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Vols. 1-2 originally published separately: St. Andrews, Scotland, 1994-1995
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Vols. 1-2 originally published separately: St. Andrews, Scotland, 1994-1995
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Vols. 1-2 originally published separately: St. Andrews, Scotland, 1994-1995
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by Mayle, Peter
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by Hugh Johnson
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Imprint, v. 2-4 : Alexandria, Va. : J.P. Maher
Topics: New York herald, Registers of births, etc, Irish Americans, Death notices
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by Gordon, Nadia
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"A Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mystery"
Topics: McCoskey, Sunny (Fictitious character), Women, Wine and wine making, Restaurants, Women cooks,...
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by United States. National Archives and Records Administration; Eales, Anne Bruner; Kvasnicka, Robert M., 1935-
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by Russack, Benjamin
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A collection of excerpts from books on California. In To See the Dream, Jessamyn West notes the beauty of the Santa Anna wind, while in the 1842 Voyage to California, Scotsman George Simpson, governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, paints an unflattering portrait of California under Spanish rule
Topics: Wine and wine making, Wine and wine making, Wine and wine making, American literature
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Topics: Wine and wine making, Wine and wine making -- History -- To 1500, Wine and wine making -- History
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Detective Aurelio Zen is dispatched to Piedmont to investigate the mutilation and murder of a wealthy wine grower. He discovers a closed society with lots of secrets. By the author of Cosi Fan Tutti
Topics: Zen, Aurelio (Fictitious character), Wine and wine making, Police
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Topics: Detective and mystery stories, American, Detective and mystery stories, English, Wine and wine...
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by Halliday, James, 1938-
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v, 318 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Registers of births, etc -- Connecticut, Migration, Internal -- United States -- History -- 18th...
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by Steadman, Ralph
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Chile -- Spain -- California -- Boggshafft -- Champagne impression -- Gascony -- Wine dogs of the world -- South Africa -- Wine labels -- Wine making -- Sicily -- Burgundy -- Languedoc-Roussillon -- Alsace -- Wine suite -- Old syrah vines
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Topics: Registers of births, etc -- Germany -- Württemberg, Immigrants -- Germany -- Württemberg --...
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by Benjamin Wallace
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by Roberge, Earl, 1918-
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by Allegra, Antonia; Gillette, Richard
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by Charles L. Sullivan
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"Originally published, in different form, in 2007 by Bernard Grasset, Paris."--T.p. verso
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"A Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mystery."
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by Beckett, Fiona
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Originally published: London : Mitchell Beazley, 1999
Topics: Entertaining - General, Cooking / Wine, Cooking, Beverages - Wine & Spirits, Evaluation,...
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by Cusick-Dickerson, Heidi H. (Heidi-Haughy), 1946-
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by Sterling, Joy
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by Gaiter, Dorothy J; Brecher, John; Gaiter, Dorothy J. Wall Street journal guide to wine
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by Haraszthy, Agoston, 1812-1869; Schoenman, Theodore; Haraszthy, Agoston, 1812-1869. Grape culture, wines, and wine-making. 1979
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by Charles O'Rear
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Topics: Wine and wine making -- California -- Napa Valley -- Pictorial works., Napa Valley (Calif.)
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Originally published in Great Britain: London : Herbert Press, 1995
Topics: Wine And Wine-Making, Gardening / Horticulture, Cooking, Beverages - Wine & Spirits, General,...
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by Wurman, Richard Saul, 1935-
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xiv, 274 pages, [16] pages of plates : 25 cm
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by Randall Grahm
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Rome -- Barra -- Albany -- New York City -- Scavino -- Lago di Garda -- Friuli -- Piedmont -- Montalcino -- Chianciano Terme -- Ancona -- Naples -- The two Sicilies -- The prince
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by Sullivan, Charles L.
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by Swinchatt, Jonathan P; Howell, D. G; ebrary, Inc; Kate Barton; Timothy Lesle
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by Alice Feiring
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by Simon Loftus
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Topics: Wine and wine making -- France -- Puligny-Montrachet., Puligny-Montrachet (France) -- History.
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Originally published: London : Michael O'Mara Books, 2005
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by Walker, Larry, 1936-; Lorch, Wink; Williams-Sonoma
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by Canfield, Jack, 1944-; Hansen, Mark Victor; Peluso, Theresa
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by Natalie MacLean
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by Judy Beardsall
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"A Cornelia & Michael Bessie book."
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by Randy Leffingwell
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Topics: Travel & holiday guides, Wines, Travel - United States, Guidebooks, Travel, California, United...
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by John Winthrop Haeger
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Topics: Pinot noir (Wine) -- California, Pinot noir (Wine) -- Oregon, Wine and wine making -- California,...
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by Steven Kolpan
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xx, 344 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Wine and wine making, COOKING -- Beverages -- Wine & Spirits, Wine and wine making
viii, 646 pages, [16] pages of plates : 27 cm
Topics: Wine and wine making -- California, Wine and wine making, California
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176 p. : 21 cm
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Topics: Wine and wine making -- Amateurs' manuals, Wine and wine making -- Anecdotes, Wine and wine making
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by Conaway, James
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326 pages ; 22 cm
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